OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz review

A dual-channel DDR3 kit with all the speed you can handle

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We liked

Choosing system memory is often more about avoiding performance bottlenecks than it is about buying fast DIMMs for the sake of it. In that context, the OCZ Platinum 1,600MHz 4GB does everything you could ask of it. It performs well from 1,333MHz right up to 2,000MHz. That's comfortably a big enough spread for most needs including all but the most ambitious overclockers.

We disliked

In truth, there's not much to complain about. Yes, OCZ could have bolted on a beefier cooling solution than a measly pair of heat spreaders. But calling OCZ out on that when the actual performance is so strong is pretty rough. Only extreme performance enthusiasts will feel the need for more than this kit can deliver.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyPlatinum
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size4 GB
Brand NameOCZ Storage Solutions
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Product SeriesPlatinum

Intel Core (Socket 1156) Processors:

  • i7
  • i5
  • i3
  • P55 Chipset
ManufacturerOCZ Storage Solutions, Inc.
Product ModelOCZ3P1600LV4GK
Product NamePlatinum 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Manufacturer Part NumberOCZ3P1600LV4GK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ocztechnology.com
Marketing Information

OCZ low-voltage DDR3 kits are designed specifically for the Intel P55 Chipset and subsequent Intel Core i7, i5, and i3 (Socket 1156) processors. Configured for dual channel mode, these ultra-compatible 4GB kits ensure optimal performance with an ideal combination of low power requirements at 1600MHz.

Number of Modules2 x 2 GB